Pi Lab: Adaptable Auxetics
Pi Lab: Adaptable Auxetics is a research project that investigates and further develops the possibilities of complex auxetic structures. Auxetic structures are structures with a negative poisson ratio; if you stretch a structure or material lengthways, it normally shrinks widthways. With auxetic structures, the contradictory effect occurs that when the structure is stretched in length, the structure also stretches in width.
Within Pi Lab, makers Tom Kortbeek and Roos Meerman from Fillip Studios collaborate with Professors Kees Storm and Wouter Ellenbroek from TU/e and Mohammad Mirzaali and Amir Zadpoor from TU Delft. They are investigating how they can use the software model developed by TU/e that generates complex 2D digital auxetic structures to develop new physical three-dimensional auxetic structures. Additionally, Pi Lab investigates the application of random auxetic structures in medical stents, together with Miguel Dias Castilho from UMC Utrecht.
This research leads to wonderfully transforming constructions and materials that can be used in adaptive objects and architecture.
We are searching for companies to collaborate with on the applications of the research.
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